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Master of Science and Sixth Year

Certificate in School Psychology

The School Psychology Program at the University of Hartford enjoys a national reputation. Highlights include:

  • Joint NASP/NCATE Program approval & recognition
  • 98% Employment within 2 Months of graduation
  • Credentialing options including: Certified School Psychologist & Nationally Certified School Psychologist
  • Clinical Child Counseling Specialty Opportunity for Credentialing as a Licensed Professional Counselor or Nationally Certified Counselor

Thank you for your interest in the Master's in School Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Hartford. The School Psychology program is an integrated full-time program, with a three-year sequence of course work and practicum experiences, leading to the both a Master of Science Degree and a Sixth-Year Certificate.

The mission of this program in professional psychology is to prepare school psychologists with particular competencies to work with children, families, and educational systems. It is designed to prepare highly qualified practitioners whose primary role is to maximize learning and developmental opportunities for children. Specifically, the program’s primary goal is to produce highly competent clinicians who will meet employment demands for services involving: 1) Assessment and Diagnosis, 2) Counseling and Psychotherapy, and 3) Consultation and Collaboration.

The program is planned to be completed in three academic years of full-time study. The program is administratively housed within the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, is part of the Certification Council in the School of Education, and the program holds accreditation from the Connecticut State Department of Education as well as national approval from the National Association of School Psychologists and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education partnership (NASP/NCATE).

Course Requirements for the MS Major


Learning Outcomes for the MS in School Psychology

  1. Students will have knowledge of data-based decision making and accountability.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in consultation and collaboration.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in interventions and instructional support necessary to assist in the development of academic skills.
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in interventions and mental health services that will assist with the development of social and life skills.
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills pertinent to school-wide practices that promote learning.
  6. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in preventive and responsive services.
  7. Students demonstrate knowledge and skills that facilitate family-school partnerships and communication.
  8. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in diversity as it pertains to development and learning.
  9. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills in research and program evaluation.
  10. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills of legal and ethical issues as they pertain to professional practice.